Field of Work
Today's automation systems in production are characterized by rigid specifications and have no intelligence or capabilities for developing intelligence, which is why the flexibility of these systems is still severely limited. The effort required to plan, program and safely commission such a system is too high if there are frequent changes in the production processes. This is in strong conflict with the growing need for personalization in production. The research area "Cognitive Production Systems" deals with methods of machine learning and artificial intelligence in order to enable future production systems to adapt autonomously to changing requirements.
Prof. Marco Huber, born on 12 January 1980 in Kehl, received his Ph.D. degree in computer science from the University of Karlsruhe (TH) in 2009. From 2009 to 2011, he headed the research group "Variable Image Extraction and Processing" at the Fraunhofer IOSB in Karlsruhe. He then worked as Senior Research at AGT International in Darmstadt until 2015. From April 2015 to September 2018, Prof. Huber was responsible for product development and data science services of the Katana division at USU Software AG in Karlsruhe. At the same time, he was adjunct professor of computer science with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Since October 2018, he is professor for cognitive production systems with the University of Stuttgart and he also heads the Center for Cyber-Cognitive Intelligence (CCI) at the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA. His research focuses on machine learning, sensor data analysis and robotics for production systems.